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Old 11th December 2015, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Commercially Available F3/ ZV9 PCB's?

I have been lurking on here for a couple of months and am a relative newbie in DIY (I do have a couple gain clones under my belt) but I am reading books (slowly) and researching and making inroads. And selling off consumer audio gear to finance DIY builds. That is progress in my book.

I was hoping to step up to a First Watt design (preferably the F3 because of the single ended class A design) but cannot locate a source for the PCB. I have purchased versions of the F5, F6, Aleph and F4 PCB from Diyaudio store but the F3 eludes me. I've chased down LU1014's as well as Toshiba JFets for a possible Aleph J build. My wife thinks I've gone nuts spending a fair bit of money on little pieces of black plastic with 3 metal legs.

Anyway Is anyone aware of an available source for F3/ZV9 pcb's? Tech-DIY Sells a kit but no PCB. I was hoping there was a vendor out there that still had Mr. Pass blessing to continue making an older board like the F3/ZV9.
Any leads would be welcome

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Old 11th December 2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Hi BW, there were a number of group buys for F3 and ZV9 pcbs over the
year. One person who had offered them is Peter Daniel;

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You might want to contact him to see if he still has some. If not, try posting
a want ad on swap meet since there are plenty of them out there. (Heck,
even I have a set of two stashed away somewhere. Maybe I can find them
sometime.)

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Old 11th December 2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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I asked Peter several years ago and he didn't have F3 boards. Check anyway.

Had to etch my own F3 boards. I might have the PCB image to do a transfer.
If you're interested, I can check tomorrow.

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Old 11th December 2015, 05:29 PM   #4
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Dennis,

Thank you... I bought some stuff off Peter before so I will follow up with him and likewise post in the Swap Meet.

@ vdi_nenna... If it isn't too much trouble, I would appreciate that.
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I have a F3 boards and could image them for you. Did you find a reliable source for the LU1014? That is eluding me now...
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Old 11th December 2015, 09:31 PM   #6
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I have some lu1014d devices. I'll have to check to see exactly how many.
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Old 11th December 2015, 10:12 PM   #7
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Aterren...
That would be killer. If I have a good image, I can generate what I need with AutoCAD.

I bought mine at Deep Surplus at their brick and mortar location (I live about 10 mins from them). As best I know they aren't fakes.... Still need to build my test circuit though to confirm the listed 1.1 vgs. They have an online store too.
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Old 12th December 2015, 12:34 AM   #8
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This post might be useful:

Wanted: F3 pcb - anyone?

There are the PCB art works for PD and Veteran's Zen V9 pcb.

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Um. Yeah. That's me. Forgot I posted it.
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Old 14th December 2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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Hey thanks guys for all your help. I gather that image file on the link is the one you are referring to.
I didn't have 'learning to etch PCB's" on my shortlist of things to learn, but if that is what it's going to take, I don't have many other options.

Mr. Daniels was a no go so it's self made PCB or bust.
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